A member of the Oyo State House of Assembly representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju, Hon. Afeez Adeleke has declared that former President Olusegun Obasanjo is the only solution to the ongoing crises rocking the state chapter of the African Democratic Congress (ADC).
Adeleke made this declaration while speaking with journalists at the weekend in Ibadan, the state capital.
Adeleke, we recalls was among the fifteen members of the state House of Assembly that met Obasanjo in Abeokuta to finalise their resolve to move from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), to the ADC.
The lawmaker, who urged all leaders of the party to work together in their bid to capture the state in the 2019 general elections, argued that “Obasanjo is our guide, he has the solution, he is the solution to the ADC crises.
“All of us met him in Abeokuta and we finalized that we are moving from the ruling APC to the ADC, he should prevail because he is our father. Ladoja was invited to the join the party, though the reconciliation is ongoing, there is a need for us to work to send APC away in 2019.
“We should meet him as a matter of urgency, meet Obasanjo again on how to resolve the crises”.
Adeleke, who assured that Obasanjo’s intervention would put an end to the crises within the party, said he was surprised that Ladoja who was invited to join the party about three weeks ago has allegedly hijacked the party from members of the Unity Forum.
He said, “Unity Forum, a faction within the ruling APC some months ago, we joined ADC in which Ladoja was also invited.
But, about three or four days ago, we noticed that some members of Ladoja faction went ahead to conduct the state congress without the Unity
We condemned the activity of the Ladoja faction. And we have called the NEC to intervene, and the reconciliation is ongoing.
“The reconciliation is ongoing. I was at the meeting, we issued a severity two hours ultimatum to the so-called chairman to cancel the congresses. And he promised that he will get back to us.
“But, we are expecting the guide of former President Olusegun Obasanjo to rescue the party in Oyo state. We want him, Obasanjo who is our father to intervene.
Though, the reconciliation is ongoing, we are expecting Obasanjo to intervene because he is the guide of the party. I believed if he intervene the problem will be solved”.